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October 07, 2019
- 2:00 PM
Boulger Funeral Home
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Dale W. Moench, loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather quietly passed away at home at the age of 79.
Dale was born on January 26, 1940 in Ashley, ND to William and Edna as an only child. He initially pursued his dream in aviation through the Civil Air Patrol at the University of North Dakota, but due to his eyesight it was quickly grounded and instead he received his law degree and was admitted to the ND Bar Association in 1966. He practiced law in ND and TX for over 50 years before ending his career with the State of North Dakota as a Hearing Officer where he closely worked with many law enforcement officers.
Dale was known as a private person with high integrity and a compassionate spirit, and he was always willing to help anyone needing legal guidance. He had a strong passion for water activities including swimming, boating and scuba diving that he shared with his late best friend, Jerry Moseman. His other interests included history, wildlife (especially wolves), British murder mysteries and traveling by airplane or train. He especially enjoyed spending time with his dogs Coco and Snuffy.
Dale is survived by his devoted and loving lifelong partner, Judy, his two children, Jeff (Sara), Craig (Kelli) and grandchild, Lila, along with his extended family including Michelle (John), Todd (Jan) and grandchildren, Kayla, Alyssa, Ian and Alexandra.
A celebration of his life for family and close friends will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 2PM at Boulger Funeral Home (123 10th St S., Fargo, ND 58103).
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Dale and I worked together at the DOT. We routinely met for lunch after he left. He taught me a lot and was a great mentor. I will miss our lunches and discussions of various law topics. I know he will be greatly missed. My sympathies to Judy and the family.
Dale was my mentor and first law partner in Dickinson. He was always a good friend. This is so sad. He was funny, smart and kind. Rest in Peace Dale! To his family my prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Dale was my 1st boss in the legal world. He always encouraged me to push myself and be my best. He gave me a solid basis on which to build my career as a paralegal. He was a great man and a good friend. May you rest in peace Dale! My heartfelt sympathies to Judy and the boys.
Dale had a great sense of humor and was a very smart lawyer. He will be missed
I have known Dale since I came to Bismarck after law school. I also had the opportunity to practice law with Dale in Bismarck for several years and enjoyed our time in the practice together. He was a good lawyer and treated all his clients with great respect during his time in the practice. We extend out heartfelt sympathy to his family.
Judy, my sincere sympathy to you. Dale will be missed by all of us from the Class of 1966..
The mere mention of Dale’s name always brought back memories of our great times in law school. Those memories certainly will not fade with his passing. Requiescat in pace.
Judy, Craig and the rest of Dale’s family – My thoughts and prayers are will you all during this difficult time. Dale was a great guy and will be missed.
Kara Schmitz Olson
Sorry to hear of the passing of Dale. He was a former law school roommate and law partner. This triggers many good memories and stories. Dale was a very special person. I pray that he Rest In Peace and God’s perpetual light forever shine upon him.
The Fargo Central High school class of 1958 will miss Dale but will remember his younger history with fond memories. I can imagine he and Jerry Moseman being together again.
My condolences to you, Judy, and your family.
My thoughts and prayers to Dale’s family. He was a wonderful, generous and kind person – not traits always associated with lawyers. I appreciated our time practicing together. In coelo quies est.
So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. I worked with Dale at Wheeler Wolf in Bismarck. He was such a caring man. His son Craig was a college roommate with our son Dusty. Al and I extend our sincere condolences to Dale’s family.
Wish I could have been able to attend the service. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Judy and Family, My sincere condolences and prayers to all. After shedding tears for a close friend growing up in Fargo, I started reflecting with a wonderful smile on my face on some of the ventures Dale and I partook in together. My first memory is are venture into jiu jitsu at the old Fargo YMCA. As I remember the best thing we did was learn how to fall. Swimming was always a part of our friendship and we took and passed the Water Safety Program at Fargo High. He was a very good competitive swimmer. We did scuba diving during the winter, cutting a hole in the ice. I did it once (too cold) and I know Dale did it a number of times. Dale had a friend that was a private pilot instructor and through him I obtained an inexpensive flying license. At NDSU we both joined the Air Force ROTC team and organized a drill team which marched in parades and entered drill team competitions. (I don’t think we were very precise). Our mutual love of flying extended into law school where we were part of John Odegaard’s UND Flying Club. We rented an apartment our first year of law school with a 3rd person, who started a fire and destroyed much of our personal belongings. We did a “self-help” eviction by throwing all his belongings in the snow bank outside the apartment. Maybe not nice but clearly satisfying for Dale and myself. And there are many more stories we partook in. My moving out of ND impacted our contacts and I only wished that we would have stayed in closer contact.
Judy, I may have spilled the beans on some of our adventures, but we grew up and matured into responsible and loving young men. I also included this so that the children, grandchildren and friends can view Dale in a little different light. We had more fun than you can imagine and the loving husband, dad, and grandpa was a really “cool” guy and personally a wonderful friend. Love Jerome
Judy, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have fond memories of Dale going back to when we first met Dale in Bismarck. Love Dick and Ellie
I worked for Dale as a paralegal at Wheeler Wolf and Schmitz Peterson Schmidt & Moench. He was an awesome boss and teacher. He was passionate about his clients and their cases. He tried a tough case in Minot where I was his assistant, and while we lost the case, his client could not thank him enough for helping her have her day in court. He was always first in the office and had the coffee on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Judy, Jeff and Craig! Rest in peace Dale!
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